Shindowa Chainsaw looses power

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by JHC, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. JHC

    JHC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    I have a year and half old Shindowa Chainsaw thats starts fine but looses power quickly when I start cutting.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    coll12 AT hotmail DOT com
  2. riches139

    riches139 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Clean spark arrestor screen or remove completely.
  3. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Maybe your chain is dull to the point that it is grabbing instead of cutting and is pulling your saw down.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    That would be my guess the screen.
  5. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Air filter would be the first thing i'd check. Its probibly dirty. Also check the fuel filter in the gas tank. It may be clogged with dirt and debris and it can't get enough gas. Also like the others said clean the spark arrestor.

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